Tall Gladiator Sandals for Art and Fashion
My friend is an amateur actress who hopes to go professional someday.
Ideally, she will one day go to Hollywood, where I kid her she will no longer remember any of us here in Boston, Massachusetts.
However, at the moment her only acting job is in an unpaid performance in a local production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”
Recently, I accompanied my friend to the mall to go shopping for tall gladiator sandals that she could wear to match the Roman period costume she is wearing in the play.
Since the play production company cannot afford to reimburse her for the sandals, my friend wanted to buy a pair of tall gladiator sandals that were fashionable enough to wear after the play was over.
In other words, sandals that you could wear with something more modern than a toga.
I was surprised by how many varieties of tall gladiator sandals there were.
I told my friend how I always associated those kinds of sandals with men and gladiator movies.
She replied that that was one of the reasons why they succeeded as a female fashion item, because men like that gladiator style and find women wearing them attractive.
I never thought of it that way, but I guess it makes sense: men who like gladiator movies like women in gladiator style sandals!
However, not all the sandals in that style reminded me of ancient Rome.
In fact, there was one pair that looked more like it was something you would wear to an S/M leather club than to a toga party.
There was also a surprising variety of heel sizes.
However, I was impressed by how many of the sandals were sensible and attractive.
The way the tall sandals decorate your lower legs, while still being comfortably open and cool, is a nice combination.
I could see why the ancient world liked that kind of footwear, and told my friend that I don’t understand why they went out of style for 2,000 years.
Finally, after about an hour of shopping, my friend settled on a pair of women’s tall, calf-length, knee-high gladiator style sandals with a zipper and peep toe pumps.
The heel was nearly flat.
It was a pair of sandals anyone would have envied in 100 BC, but which you could still wear with a 2013 style light summer dress.
It was the best of both eras and just what my friend was looking for.
I went to see the play, and while it was mildly entertaining, I don’t think my friend will be going to Hollywood any time soon.
However, her tall gladiator sandals looked absolutely fabulous!
She wore them again when we went out on the town recently, and they looked just as good with a fashionable skirt and blouse she bought last week.
Actually, I was so impressed I went out and bought my own pair of gladiator sandals the next day.
Ironically, helping my friend solve her fashion problem caused me to buy a pair in a style I had never even considered buying before.